Scholarship Program

Thelma Palermo in memory of her husband, Pietro "Pete" Palermo, established the City of La Mesa, Palermo Scholarship Fund in April 1986.  Mr. Palermo was a prominent local businessman and beloved citizen of La Mesa who was very fond of children and recognized the importance of recreational opportunities in building confidence and self-esteem.

This fund utilizes the interest earned to provide individual scholarships for children who would otherwise not be able to experience our recreation programs. 

It's easy to apply for the Pete Palermo Scholarship, just follow these steps: